CNA Testing In Michigan – Sample Questions & Major Overview

December 25, 2011

Doing Your Testing To Become A CNA

CNA Testing In Michigan

Michgan’s CNA test, which is also known as as the Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Competency Evaluation Program, is done right after you complete a course that is certified by Michigans Nurse Aide Registry and/or the National League of Nursing Accredited Commission (NLNAC), which must be through a school or healthcare facility as the state of Michigan does not allow online training. The certification test is administered by Prometric who are one of the leading providers in CNA practice and certifcation examinations, which after ones training course is over the teacher will let the students know where their which city in Michigan will be, or if you happen to be employed at a healthcare facility they will arange your testing details. Prometric has 20 different testing locations spread of throughout the entire state, which the locations are in the following cities:

  • Detroit
  • Ann Arbor
  • Dowagiac
  • Flint
  • Holland
  • Saint Joseph
  • Dearborn
  • Petoskey
  • Battle Creek
  • Jackson
  • Saginaw
  • Escanaba
  • Traverse City
  • Scottville
  • Escanaba
  • Grand Rapids
  • Warren
  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Marysville
  • Lansing

The Michigan nurse aide test will consist of two parts, those being the written portion which you must attain a minimun of 80 percent right which after you complete the written portion you will then need to take the clinical portion where you will need to demonstate 5 patient skills correctly, where you will get 3 tries to get the skill correct. As far as the questions that will be on the Michigan CNA test, below are examples of some or all of what you will find come test day.

Written (Multiple Choice)

This CNA testing in Michigan will most likely consist of 70 questions which 60 of them will be scored, and the first 10 are just knowledge assesment questions and are not graded.

  • How To Spot Patient Neglect
  • CPR & Heimlich
  • Controling & Eliminating Infection In Patients
  • Wound Care
  • Emotional, Mental, Physical and Spritual Needs
  • Bed Making
  • Final Stages of Dying
  • Aging Process
  • How to Deal With Agitated Patients
  • Who You Can Share Patient Information With
  • Moving Patients With a Weak Side
  • Helping Patients Cope With A Loss
  • Catheter Care
  • When To Take a Patients Weight
  • Promotion of Independence in Patients
  • Drainage Bags
  • Exercising Patients
  • The Role of the CNA & Member of a Healthcare Facility
  • Preparing For Disaster
  • Measuring Patients Temperature & Most Accurate Method

Clinical (Skills Test)

  • Proper Hand Washing & Glove Removal
  • Patient Dressing & Hygiene
  • Occupied and Unoccupied Bed Making
  • Catheder Care
  • Feeding A Patient
  • Patient Ambulation
  • Compression Hose Administration
  • Facial Care
  • Perineal Care
  • Vitals
  • Measuring Output
  • Repostioning of Patient

Once you have passed both portions of the Michigan CNA test, you will get your certication sent to your by Prometric, which during that time your will be added to Michigan’s Nurse Aide Registry enabling your to work as a certified nurses assistant anywhere in the state, which it takes about 14 days to arrive to you in the mail.

Requirements For Taking Your CNA Exam IN Michigan

To be able to take your CNA test you must fulfill certain requirements which are:

  • You must mail 2 different forms, one being a Michigan Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation Registration form which can be found and printed from this link: CNA testing in Michigan. Second you must mail in a document of CNA training completion. After you send this in you will get an Authorization to Test (ATT) letter which you present when you go to take your test.
  • Present two forms of ID on test day that have your signature on it.
  • A valid Social Security Number
  • Take your training within a year after you completed your schooling.
  • Pay $100 in the form of a check for both portions of the test. Pay authorizations fees with a check.

If you have any questions about the Michgan’s competency evaluation, you can contact Prometric directly either by mail or by phone, which both methods are below:

1260 Energy Lane
St. Paul, MN 55108

By Phone: 1-800-752-4724


Category: CNA Training In Michigan

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